The Working Time Regulations are important as they provide workers with
basic rights in terms of annual leave; working hours; rest periods;
provision for night workers etc.
Collective or workplace agreements can modify provisions on, for example,
rest breaks, maximum weekly working hours and night work.
Attached is an Agreement between the Chief Constable of the CNC and the CEO of the
Civil Nuclear Police Federation, which takes effect from 6 July 2015 and
renews the current arrangements, with an important change to point 6, which
states that in work rest will be classed as working time.
The Agreement applies to all officers of Federated Rank within the
Constabulary with some exceptions that are expressly stated in the
Agreement. It will be subject to regular review, with the next review date
Within the context of renewing the Agreement, it is worth just stressing
the importance for all employees of accurately recording their working
time, ensuring adequate breaks and managing their leave. This will enable
managers to monitor working time and make appropriate and timely
interventions where required. It is important that managers monitor working
time to identify and manage stressors that may not otherwise be visible.